Catholic Library series #5.
Holy mass : the Eucharistic sacrifice and the Roman liturgy, Vol. 1
The attempt to write yet another book about the Mass, while, for English-speaking Catholics, Dr. Fortescue's work on the Roman Liturgy holds the field, may be deemed, perchance, both presumptuous and inopportune. It has been thought, how- ever, that there is room for a shorter and more popular treatment of the same subject, and I have been asked to undertake it. The following pages will, however, be found to contain no mere summary of Dr. Fortescue's more erudite and comprehensive treatise. Indeed, as will appear more particularly in Chapters X.— XIII. and XVI., the opinions here put forward on more than one question of some importance will be found to differ from those to which that distinguished scholar has given expression. A considerable portion of the contents of these two little volumes has, in substance, already appeared in print, in the form of articles contributed to The Dublin Review ( 1 893 — 4), The Tablet (1896, &c), The Month (1900 and 1902), and lastly to a couple of local magazines, viz., The Xaverian and The Ignatian Record (1908—10).
The matter of these articles has, however, been thoroughly revised and for the most part recast; and in the process sundry views which the writer had formerly held have been notably modified. It only remains for me to thank the Editors or former Editors of the above-named reviews and periodicals for permission to reproduce, as far as might be deemed advisable, the contributions in question.
Herbert Lucas, S.J.
St Francis Xavier's,
SACRIFICE AND SACRAMENT I
THE CHRISTIAN ALTAR AND THE HEAVENLY SANCTUARY 14
PROPHET, PRIEST AND KING. THE PARTS OF THE MASS 24
THE ROMAN MISSAL AND ITS ANCESTRY . . 3 1
THE LITURGY : HIGH MASS AND LOW MASS : SURVIVALS AND ACCRETIONS 46
THE COLLECT, SECRETA AND POSTCOMMUNION 65
THE LESSONS FROM HOLY SCRIPTURE ... 78
THE OFFERTORY 93
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Some chapters are a revision of articles previously published in various periodicals